Government extends donation match until December 23

Every dollar you give ShelterBox matched by federal government

  • Dec. 9, 2013 5:00 a.m.
A big thank you for the Shelterboxes from the children.

A big thank you for the Shelterboxes from the children.

The Government of Canada advises that it has extended the deadline of matching donations until December 23, 2013.

“This is fantastic news for ShelterBox Canada”, said Graham Mann, ShelterBox Ambassador. “There are a growing number of families in Kimberley and area who have chosen to make a donation to ShelterBox Canada as a Christmas gift to their extended families.  This December 23 extension now allows these gifts to the Philippine victims of Typhoon Haiyan to be matched by the Canadian Government.  As of December  4, the always amazing donors in Kimberley have contributed $11,250.

Thanks to matching funds the Kimberley Rotary Club will purchase 22 ShelterBoxes for the Philippines.”

Ron Noseworthy, Chair of the ShelterBox Canada Board, is currently in the Philippines as a ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) member. SRTs have been in the Philippines since October 15, responding to a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Cebu.  Typhoon Haiyan struck while they were dealing with the earthquake. Mr. Noseworthy’s entire report is at www.shelterboxcanada.org with a short excerpt, as follows:

“Our ShelterBox Response Team has been concentrating our initial response on the remote islands of the Bantayan archipelago which are located north of the island of Cebu. We are working in this area because it has not received much aid as a result of its remoteness. These islands were in the direct path of the typhoon and sustained massive damage, with 70 to 80 per cednt of the homes destroyed or badly damaged in many of the towns.

“We are dealing with limited transportation, restricted communications and destroyed infrastructure. Three weeks after the typhoon there is still no power on the islands and it will likely be a very long time before it is restored.  Reconstruction has been slow, compounded by severe poverty in many parts of the islands.  We travel to the smaller outer islands, carrying our tents and supplies in small, local fishing boats with limited capacity.

The Philippine people are very resilient and, in spite of the enormous challenges that they face, they remain positive and upbeat; they are a pleasure to work with.  The need is enormous and as long as our generous supporters continue to donate to our important mission, ShelterBox will be here to help many more thousands of desperate families in the Philippines.”

God’s blessings on you and yours for your generosity during this holiday season.  Donations are gratefully accepted at the Kootenay Savings and Credit Union in Kimberley (cheques payable to Kimberley Rotary Club) or you can donate online at www.shelterboxcanada.org.  There is also a donation jar at Grubstake Pizza.  For more information, please contact Graham Mann at 250-427-5057.

 

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